National Assessment Governing Board is preparing to launch a new science assessment for 2009. Fordham Foundation reviews its draft Framework, gives it a “C.”
Yet only a 62%. That’s a “D” up here in Boston [though admittedly a B+ across the river in Cambridge]. Checker Finn….grade inflation? C’est impossible.
Fordham recommendations to NAGB: aim higher, beef up the standards, add more math. No mention of integrating cooking into chemistry classes.
GGW was recently talking with some MIT folks and wondered: aren’t we really talking about two different science education challenges: the TIMMS problem and the STEM problem?